Friday, March 22, 2019 - 11:22am
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A new report by Rob Toutkoushian, "Education Funding and Teacher Compensation In Indiana: Evaluation and Recommendations," shows funding for public education and teacher compensation for the state of Indiana will need significant investment to catch up regionally and nationally.

The study, funded by the Indiana State Teachers Association, concludes that Indiana would need to increase its allocations to public schools by nearly $1.5 billion to reach the average of neighboring states and by more than 3.3 billion dollars to return Indiana to its previous national ranking just five years ago.

An Indianapolis Star op-ed (3/17/19) quoted Toutkoushian’s study stating "between 2009-10 and 2015-16, Indiana’s rankings fell by 11 places on funding per student and 17 places on funding per capita."

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